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Smartphone Robbery

Surveillance video shows a group of thieves stealing a woman’s iPhone on a San Francisco Muni bus. (CBS)

Smartphone Robberies Send Crime In San Francisco To 5-Year High

Crime is at five-year high in San Francisco and according to police, the increase of smartphone robberies is largely responsible.


Dennis Ballard

App Leads Police To Suspect In Santa Cruz Smartphone Robbery

A robbery victim in Santa Cruz used a smartphone app Thursday to help police track a stolen phone to a man who was walking out of a donut shop with the phone beeping in his pocket.


Web site image of San Francisco-based Craigslist.(CBS)

Man Assaulted, Robbed In San Francisco After Responding To Craigslist Ad For A Smartphone

A man was assaulted and had his watch stolen in San Francisco’s Potrero Hill neighborhood on Monday night after trying to arrange the purchase of a smartphone through Craigslist.


Ernest Evans, Edwin Tobie

SF Police Arrest Suspects In Smartphone Robberies

Two suspects were arrested for allegedly working together in two separate smartphone robberies Thursday in San Francisco